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The 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays is a biennial festival series of brand-new plays from emerging playwrights. Inspired by the format in which Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill honed their craft, Ensemble Studio Theatre held the first such marathon in 1977 and has since premiered work by David Mamet, Tina Howe, Julia Cho, Qui Nguyen, John Guare, and more.
The Abrons Arts Center is an Obie Award-winning performing and visual arts program. It supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multidisciplinary work. Exhibit A? The center's spring season of boundary-pushing theater, dance, and performance, including the following:
- the eighth annual American Realness festival (January 5-15)
- the 2017 OpenICE season, featuring an array of chamber, electro-acoustic, improvisatory, and multimedia work (January 23, March 3-5)
- Dutch choreographer Jan Martens' Sweat Baby Sweat, which covers the lifetime of one man and one woman in one hour (January 27 and 28)
- a return of Richard Maxwell's acclaimed Good Samaritans, presented by New York City Players (February 8-March 4)
- Your Hair Looked Great, a series of motivational speeches and TED-style talks that asks us what defines the good life and how we define success (February 9-25)
- Real Talk / Kip Talk, a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston (February 25 and April 15)
- The Terrifying, a premiere from Minor Theater, which brings horror movies to live theater and experiments with sound, darkness, silence, and suspense (March 12-April 2)
- Aynsley Vandenbroucke, who uses experimental literary devices to create a series of live, three-dimensional essays
- Mourning Becomes Electra, continuing Target Margin Theater's two-season exploration of Eugene O'Neill (April 26-May 20)
- Keen (Part 2), an exploration of that which we avoid: the contours of grief (June 1-11)
- the premiere of Raw Bacon from Poland, from 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti (June 1-17)
- Dylan Crossman's dance piece Here We Are, which uses movement and an electronic soundscape to explore the concept of humanity within formalism (June 15-17)
The Fifth Annual New York Asian Burlesque Spectacular is the only event of its kind, bringing the finest of Asian burlesque and cabaret artists from all over the world to New York City for a night of spectacular performance!
This year's event is hosted by Taiwanese-American sensation Wang Newton and features an amazing lineup, including Calamity Chang (New York City), Uma Shadow (Japan), Joyen (the Philippines), Coco Ono (Los Angeles), Frankie Fictitious (San Francisco), Minx Arcana (NYC), Kitana Louise (Nashville), Dame Cuchifrita (NYC), Edie Nightcrawler (NYC), and Suwasit (Las Vegas) !
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theater. In 2013, NYMF received a Drama Desk Award for its efforts. This year's festival features everything from an adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray to a musical about Backbeard, the hairiest pirate ever. For a full list of 2017 NYMF shows, click the link below.
The adventures of Barb the Teacher, Deb the Seeker, Heidi the Helper, Tawny the Addict and a host of others. With songs! Presented by Miss Marjorie Blain, her students, and members of the community. Light refreshments will be provided.
Of Government is a part of Clubbed Thumb theater company's Summerworks annual series of new plays.
The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" The results are being presented in different formats by a network of theaters between January 2017 and June 2018. These performances, staged readings, and community forums create an artistic and cultural dialogue centered around varying American and European understandings of privacy.
Note: Performance dates and locations vary. For more information, visit the Goethe-Institut website (URL below).
Frank Calo, founder of Spotlight-On Festivals, the first organized theater festival in New York City, pre-dating the New York Fringe Festival by one year, was a leader in presenting new and exciting works, rarely seen plays, and even classical presentations during the late 1990s and early part of the 21st Century. Its high production values and locations in areas such as Times Square made Spotlight-On a popular facet in the NY theater scene. Spotlight-On returns with a series of works from some of its prominent alumni. Rise of the Phoenix features works from previous participants who have gone on to great things and who are thrilled to return to where it all began.
Salt Kid Watches Brooklyn Burn is about a genderqueer college student in New York City who wakes up with bumps all over their face and not a single memory of last night's trauma. They grapple to stay living in reality as they slowly turn to salt and must tell their loved ones what exactly happened to them. Based on true events and infused with indie rock, Salt Kid Watches Brooklyn Burn fights the social snares of dominator culture within a radical adaptation of the biblical story of Lot's wife.
This award-winning collection of world premiere plays returns with seven brand-new commissioned selections. This year (number seven!), a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "rebound."
It's 1989 and Heidi is trying to earn enough money to go to college by giving speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls across the country. When she loses the first round to Becky Dobbins because her speech isn't personal enough, she decides to go deep. Starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died of "melancholia," she traces the effects of a single sentence of the Ninth Amendment on generations of women in her family — and on the violent men they married.
What the Constitution Means to Me is a part of Clubbed Thumb theater company's Summerworks annual series of new plays.
Violet has a new frenemy with benefits. Henry is being released from prison with only his church clothes and some bus fare. Violet's dad is learning how to read. And... the school day is nearly over, but it's only 10am.
The World My Mama Raised is a part of Clubbed Thumb theater company's Summerworks annual series of new plays.